Sunday, 29 April 2012


I don't know who jumps most when I walk in the room . . .

Part of my collection of ice cream containers.
For Illustration Friday
© 2012 nicky linzey

Thursday, 26 April 2012

More drawing

Experimenting with texture, shade and light. Plus practising drawing of course, something I don't do nearly often enough. We've been working on our new website if you have a chance to look I'd be really grateful for any feedback.
© 2012 nicky linzey

Monday, 23 April 2012

enchanted woodland

The atmosphere in this woodland was weird. Not scarily weird but beautifully weird - mostly to do with the unusual twisted tree shapes. I don't think I've seen anything like them before.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


We've been eating meat free meals for a couple of weeks and there are many delicious vegetarian recipes around. This one is from years ago and I'd forgotten how tasty it is.

Lentil Loaf
225g red split lentils
2 bay leaves
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 onion finely chopped
100g cheddar cheese grated
150ml tomato juice/passata
2 eggs beaten
fresh or dried mixed herbs
salt and pepper to taste

Put lentils in a pan and cover with water, add bay leaves and garlic and boil until tender (approx 15 mins). Drain very well and remove the bay leaves. Chop the onion finely and mix with lentils and grated cheese. Add the tomato juice and well beaten eggs, season heavily with herbs and add salt and pepper to your taste. Mix well and put in a loaf tin which has been lightly oiled and lined with baking parchment. Bake for an hour at gas mark 4/350F/180C. Cool slightly before turning out and serve at room temperature.
We ate the loaf with a vegetable slaw. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Oh Alfie what have you done?

For such a tiny dog - a very big hole. You cannot see from this pic just how big. I included my feet to give some scale - just to say that the level of the earth was towards the top of the tree stump. The rescue centre said that he was an escapologist but we didn't think he'd try and tunnel his way out. He definitely should have been called Digger.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


I love this time of year and it's a welcome return of warmth in the sun. Having said that the forecast is for snow before Easter in the UK! AND if that wasn't bad enough, a hosepipe ban because we've had no rain for ages. My vegetables will be few and far between this summer.
© 2012 nicky linzey
For Illustration Friday